Letter Writing: Making a Difference to the Lives of Prisoners

April 5th, 2018

Prisoners often feel extremely lonely and isolated, and many have lost touch with their family and friends on the outside. The Charity Prison Fellowship believe that something as simple as writing letters can make a huge difference to the lives of prisoners. A letter might be the only communication a prisoner receives and can provide huge encouragement and a link to the outside world.

“My volunteer has been there for me through some tough times. When I was down and thought of taking my own life, it was the letters of encouragement that kept me strong. There needs to be more people like this in the world.” (A Prisoner)

Could this important ministry be for you?

Prison Fellowship have a training event for their Letter Link programme coming up in Birmingham.  This will connect Christian volunteers with prisoners through letter writing, for encouragement and support.  The session gives advice about what to write, as well as important information about security and expectations, and is essential for any potential letter writer to attend.

1-3.30pm, Friday 8th June 2018

Carrs Conference Centre on Carrs Lane, Birmingham, B4 7SX.

The training is free, but participants need to sign up for a place through the Eventbrite page.  Places are limited to 20.

For more information contact Joanna Perkins at joannaperkins@prisonfellowship.org.uk or on 020 7799 2500, or look at the Prison Fellowship website.

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